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Our Place . . .
The wooded, 120-acre Curry campus is one of the most attractive small
college campuses in New England. But unlike other isolated suburban
or rural campuses, Curry is just minutes from one of the most exciting
cities in the world.
Only seven miles from downtown Boston, Curry can offer its students
exceptional cultural and educational advantages. The Boston Sym-
phony Orchestra, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Science,
the Boston Public Library, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology are just a few of the readily accessible resources
in the Boston-Cambridge area. Boston is also well known for its his-
tory and tradition, home of Quincy Market, the Tea Party Ship and the
Boston Celtics. The opportunity for internships, entertainment and
education in this New England capital is a significant part of the Curry
And Curry's location has yet another advantage: it is less than two miles
from the scenic Blue Hills, a natural reservation which offers skiing,
hiking, horseback riding, and a range of resources for environmental edu-
cation and recreation. The Curry College campus is a beautiful retreat in
the woods, with the excitement of the city waiting right outside.
South Campus &
Facilities . . .
Located on the South Campus, the W. George Kennedy Academic Build-
ing is a classroom-auditorium facility named in honor of a long-time
Curry Trustee and benefactor. The Curry Learning Center on the South
Campus includes an extensive tape library where Program for Advance-
ment of Learning (PAL) students may avail themselves of textbooks on
tape, a microcomputer laboratory, classrooms, and offices for PAL in-
structors. Also on the South Campus are additional residence halls, a
student center called the ARC (Alumni Recreation Center), the student
newspaper offices, and a dance studio.
North and South Campuses together total some 120 wooded acres, tra-
versed by a 5000-meter cross country and fitness trail, which was con-
structed in 1983. Centrally located is the Frieda and Joseph Drapkin
Student Center, which contains a student dining hall, the President's
Dining Room, a snack bar, a study lounge, the campus bookstore, and
the central mail facility.
North Campus &
Facilities . . .
The original Milton campus of Curry College, the North Campus, con-
tains some fifteen buildings. Included is the John S. Hafer Academic
Building, which was erected in 1965 and house the majority of Curry's
classrooms. There are several residence halls on the North Campus
side of campus as well. Other facilities on the North Campus include
the Parents Lounge, the science building, the faculty center, the gym-
nasium, an outdoor swimming pool, numerous tennis courts, the stu-
dent radio station (WMLN-FM), and the Louis R. Levin Memorial Li-
brary. Named in honor of a late Curry student, the Levin Library in-
cludes two microcomputer laboratories for student use. The library
tower now houses chimes, donated by the Class of 1998, that will be-
come a campus hallmark in future years.
For the past three years, students have found a warm smile, a concerned friend,
and an ever-helpful hand to greet them in the Office of Student Activities. Peter Hallen,
Assistant Director in one of the busiest, often chaotic offices on campus, never fails to
find the time and patience to offer students an attentive ear, suggest an alternative to a
problem, or just share a joke.
Pete is also a Residence Director.
On behalf of the students, administrators, and faculty, the yearbook staff dedicates
this annual publication to Peter Hallen.
Approved unanimously by Curry's Board of Trustees on February 13, 1991, the institutional
mission of the College is to develop liberally educated persons who are able to gain and to apply knowledge
humanely, intelligently, and effectively in a complex, changing world. To achieve its mission, Curry College
promotes individual intellectual and social growth by engaging its students in achieving these educational
(to analyze, synthesize, hypothesize, evaluate, and to reason quantitatively),
(to see, listen, speak, read, and write well),
(to articulate an interdependence of individuals, family, societies,
history, and the natural environment),
APPRECIATING AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE
(to experience and conunent on artistic phenomena),
DEFINING A PERSONAL IDENTITY
(to identify strengths and weaknesses as learners, to become increasingly
self-directed and disciplined, to care for self and others,
to behave more responsibly, both personally and collectively,
to become more aware of physical, social, psychological, and spiritual identity),
EXAMINING VALUE SYSTEMS
(to formulate and apply standards for behavior, to make informed choices
with awareness of responsibilities and consequences, to increase tolerance
and appreciation of diversity), and,
ADAPTING AND INNOVATING
(to access information, to anticipate, detect, respond to, and
create change, and to prepare for lifelong learning).
The College's curriculum and programs focus on the two hallmarks of the Curry education: a high
respect for the individuality of every student and a developmental approach to learning that maximizes
opportunities for achievement.
Curry College offers academic majors in liberal arts disciplines and in the professional fields.
Alternatively, an individually-initiated major may be designed when a student's academic and career
ambitions are not best served by prescribed majors. The College awards the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of
Science, and Master of Education degrees. The quality and character of the College's curriculum and
programs are regularly evaluated in the light of the Curry College statement on educational goals.
Many academic and social programs enrich and facilitate the Curry education. The Honors
Program, the Women's Studies Program, the Program for Advancement of Learning, the Essential Skills
Program, the Field Experience Program, and the Division of Continuing Education are representative of that
focus on special interests and diverse learning needs. Mindful of each student's imique conibination of
abilities and potential. Student Life professionals promote a climate in which individuals and groups are
empowered to become creative and socially responsible. Athletic programs similarly seek to develop
athlete /scholars who regard scholastic and athletic achievement as congruent and complementary avenues
to individual fulfillment.
As students, we are here to gain knowledge so that we
can go forth and apply that knowledge.
Everything we ever say or do is subject to analysis by our peers. They provoke
thought, and as a result, ideas come to us that we might have not thought of
ourselves. Students at Curry try to build on their peers' thoughts, but while
breaking them down they learn to analyze, synthesize, hypothesize,evaluate, and
to reason quantivetatively during that process. If we as students try to think just on
the surface of what we are given or told, then our eagerness to think critically and
look deeper into the information given will be severly tainted. However, Curry's
continuing quest for their students to think critically allows them to have thorough,
concise, and well thought-out discussions and comments in the classroom, in social
events, and even in our workplaces of the future. Our fine staff of professors all
teach with critical thinking as a major priority in their classes. As a result, the students
benefit greatly from this approach not only in the short-term but for the rest of their
lives as well.
Effective communication is the cornerstone of
understanding how to be better citizens.
Curry College stresses communication in every aspect of student life on campus
from small teacher to student ratios in the classroom to our large social events.
Without communication, the messages we are sending may be misinterpreted by
others; therefore, it is imperative that we become effective communicators in order
to achieve our goals for ourselves and our community. The ability to speak, see,
listen, read, and write will allow our students to be better prepared for their ca-
reers, as well as, enhancing our relationships with family, friends, teachers and
future employers. While there may be no such thing as a perfect communicator,
we at Curry try to strive to be the best in all the areas of communicating, and every
day we are getting closer to achieving our goal. The entire faculty and student
body will make sure of that.
We don't just skim the surface, we dive deep to under-
stand the innermost workings of mankind.
We as people sometimes seem to have a real understanding of ourselves, our
thoughts and our ideas. However, we should also strive to better understand the
thoughts and ideas of our families, our history, our society, and our natural envi-
ronment. We try not only to understand these thoughts and ideas, but we also try
to articulate and appreciate these theories as well. We try to achieve this through
the analysis of our textbooks, our past generations, and all the modern information
that is provided to us through modern convienences like Telnet, America Online,
and the Netscape Navigator. By understanding information and our history, we
are able to get a greater understanding and appreciation of ourselves as well. This
makes us as Curry students and future graduates more well-rounded people when
we graduate and will allow us to go farther in life.
PPRECIATING AESTHIC EXPERIENCE
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EFINING A PERSONAL IDENTITY
A value system is an essential part of our social lives
and should be respected by others.
XAMiNiNG Value Systems
Values are very important for an individual to be a complete person. They
determine how we live our lives, how we relate with our fellow classmates and
acquaintances, and what we ourselves consider to be right and wrong. When we
make choices based on our values, we shouldn't just rush into decisions without
some serious thought and reflection about the decision itself. We must be able to
live with the decisions we make, so it is imperative that in our minds we are
confident that the decisions we have made are the right ones. These values are
used in all classroom, work, and social settings, and are crucial to our fulfillment
as human beings. Our awareness isn't the key as far as values are concerned. There
are consequences with our actions, and our actions are based on our values, so we
must take full responsibility for any actions we take. We must respect each and
every person's values regardless of whether or not we believe them to be right.
We need to do this because diversity is a key ingredient to a successful society.
Hear at Curry, each student is encouraged and supported to fully develop and
expand on their values.
Curry College strives to sharpen your skills with an
education that will allow you to adapt and innovate.
DAFiTNG & Innovating
Throughout hfe, we constantly find ourselves trying to keep up with all the social
and technological changes that are happening around us. We must learn to properly
access the information, respond to it, and make suggestions which will help further
enhance the idea itself. Here at Curry, the same applies to the students, faculty,
and staff of the college. On a daily basis, we as students, not only of school but of
life, strive to take in as much information we can in an attempt to prepare for lifelong
learning. Adapting takes place in the classroom, in various social settings, in the
workplace, and every other aspect of life. When we are able to properly adapt as
human beings, then we have taken huge strides to becoming a complete person. If
we can go beyond adapting to our environment and learn to make suggestions
and ideas which will make the environment better, then you will know you play
an important role in the immediate situation and society in general. Curry strives
to sharpen their student's skills in both these areas.
You can be an individual at Curry College and still be
part of a great group of friends . . .
ociALLY Acceptable Behavior
A fixture with the sights and
sounds surrounding Curry
College baseball, head coach
Jack Vallely coached his 51st
season in Milton this past
spring. The Colonels com-
pleted the year with a 10-15-1
pre-season expectations, the
squad managed to win at least
10 games for the 39th time in 51
The season opening double-
header vs. Bates College, the
team Vallely defeated last sea-
son to earn his 700th career
win, was cancelled due to an
early spring snowfall. The
Curry nine eventually got the
bats swinging and the gloves
stinging with a comfortable 20-
1 win against Mass. Pharmacy
on March 25th. Senior captain
Ed Hagerty provided the of-
fense and defense going 2-2
with 6 RBI's and combining
with freshman Chip Raines
(Waltham, MA) to pitch a 5
inning one hitter. Curry's bats
grew silent during the next four
games losing all four by two
runs or one.
The winning ways contin-
ued as the Purple and White
put together a modest three
game winning streak, defeat-
ing Emerson, and Common-
weatlh Coast Conference foes
Eastern Nazarene, and
Wentworth. Junior shortstop
Mike Osso (Shelton, CT) pro-
vided most of the offense dur-
ing the streak connecting for
nine hits, including a three hit
effort vs. Eastern Nazarene. In
the Wentworth win, sopho-
more catcher Corey Santos
(Taunton, MA) made sure his
only homerun of the season
counted. He hit a grand slam
in the fifth inning of a 6-3 win.
On Aprill 5th, coach Vallely
coached his 1000th baseball
game when he wrote in the
starting nine against visiting
Nichols College. Only Eastern
Connecticut State's Ed
Holowaty has coached more
Division III games in New En-
gland. Curry lost the game 4-1.
Hit with an 8 game losing
streak midway through the sea-
son, Curry bounced backed
with timely CCC wins against
Gordon College 12-0 on April
18th and Arma Maria on April
21st. These two wins kept
Vallely's gang in the hunt for
the Commonwealth Coast
Conference tournament. In the
win vs. Gordon, Hagerty once
again baffled batters with his
arm striking out seven in a two-
hit complete game perfor-
mance. Against Anna Maria,
sophomore right-hander Scott
Constable, Ciury's ace in wait-
ing, pitched well enough to win
but the bats went into over-
time as Curry pulled out an
exciting 10-9 decision in 11 in-
nings. Junior Jay Conners
(Springfield, VA) came in re-
lief of Constable and earned
the victory. Constable had
struck out eight in nine innings
Heading into the final week
of conference action, the Colo-
nels found themselves at New
England College for a game
with the Pilgrims. In a season
when the bats seemed incon-
sistent, this day was no excep-
tion as Curry blasted NEC 19-
3. Senior Mike Aubin (West
Warwick, RI) hit the first pitch
of the game to dead straight
away center to set the pace.
Santos collected three hits, in-
cluding his team record 14th
and 15th doubles of the season
and freshman rightf ielder Sean
Connolly connected for this
third four bagger of the year.
Sophomore second baseman
Eric Ferris (Taunton, MA) went
3-4 with 3 doubles.
Making a run at its second
consecutive CCC Champion-
ship and third in the last four
years, Curry was a five seed
and had to travel to Nichols
College the four seed for a
quarterfinal game. The Colo-
nels motivation for another
banner was strong as the bats
remained hot in a 17-3 win.
Sean Connolly collected five
hits to raise his batting average
to .524 and Mike Osso broke
Kevin O'Connell's '89 single
season hit record of 49 going 4-
6 to pace the Purple and White.
O'Connell is also the head
coach at Nichols. Eight players
collected at least two hits in a
25 hit attack. Nichols top
pitcher was hit by a line drive
in the first inning of the game
forcing him out of action.
Curry's advance in the tourna-
ment set up a game vs. Roger
Williams the one seed.
In the CCC Semifinal, the
Colonels fell behind 5-1 after
three innings and never recov-
ered in a 9-4 loss. Freshman
Mark Ruane (Lynn, MA) col-
lected a team best three hits in
Freshman rightfielder Sean
Connolly was Curry's leading
hitter this season batting .517
(45-87), the third best single
season average ever. Junior
shortshop Mike Osso accumu-
lated the most hits (52), second
most RBI's (37), and third most
runs (32) while batting .452
with 5 HR's tying A.J. Vieira's
single season record. Corey
Santos collected a team record
15 doubles and knocked in 31
RBI's while hitting .423.
As a team Curry batted a
conference best .368 and was
second in the CCC in runs
scored per game at 8.10.
Senior pitcher Ed Hagerty,
who was named Curry Col-
lege Male Scholar Athlete of
the Year and senior
centerf ielder Mike Aubin, who
is among the all-time leaders
in many categories are the only
two seniors on coach Vallely's
Juniors Mike Osso, Jay
Conners, and sophomores
Scott Constable and Corey
Santos were named quad cap-
tains for the 1999 season.
All Conference Selections: Senior Ed
Hagerty (Holbrook, MA) First Team,
sophomore Scott Constable (Randolph,
MA) and freshman Sean Connolly
(Watertown, MA) Second Tean\.
00 Nicole Leckie
10 Junie Pierre-Louis
11 Heather Sprague
12 Liz Londergan
14 Theresa Hourihan
20 Jen Monaghan
22 Candace Jacques
24 Tricia Folan
32 Jen Lawlor
34 Kelly Allen
44 Angela Mattola
CLASS POS. HT. HOMETOWN (H.S.)
Fr. F 5' 10 Gales Ferry, CT (Ledyard)
Fr. F 5' 10 AUston, MA (Brighton)
So. G 5'6 Oakland, ME (Messalonskee)
So. G 5'6 Hull, MA (Hull)
Fr, G 5'6 Agawam, MA (Holyoke Catholic)
Jr. F/G 5'8 Lowell (Lowell)
Fr. G 5'1 Clinton, CT (Morgan School)
Fr. F 5' 8 Portland, ME (Deering)
Sr. G 5'7 Yorktown Heights, NY (J. F. K.)
So. F/C 5'10 Cape Elizabeth, ME (Cape Elizabeth)
So. F/C 6'0 Everett, MA (Everett)
Head Coach: Terri MuUiken (New Hampshire '86), 4th season
Assistant Coach: Paul Bonitto (Bridgewater State '87 ), 1st season
Captains: Jen Lawlor, Jen Monaghan, Kelly AUen
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First year head coach Ron
Zangari lead his Colonels to a
0-10 mark this season. The
record doesn't represent the
way the team played.
Although Curry did not
record any wins on the grid-
iron, many players received
post-season honors. Senior
captain Jason Stanton earned
Eastern Collegiate Football
Conference First-Team honors
at linebacker while teammates
sophomore return specialist
John Barr and sophomore line-
man Aubrey Beavers made the
Second-Team in offense and
defense respectively. Offen-
sive guard and senior captain
John Bateman earned Second-
Team Most Valuable
Player went to senior captain
Jason Stanton who became
Curry's all-time leader in tack-
les this season with 256.
Rookie of the Year honors
went to Chris LeBlanc, a 5-10
defensive back who had 4 in-
terceptions including one for
a touchdown. The Dr. John S.
Hafer Award was received by
Senior captain John Bateman,
the anchor of the offensive line
this season played in all of
Curry's 10 games providing
blocking for his teammates.
The Dr. John S. Hafer award is
awarded to a player who ex-
hibits excellence in football,
scholarship, leadership and
citizenship. The O'Connor
Award was accepted by Se-
nior running back Keith
Shepard for his significant
achievements in his lifetime
and as a gentlemen of the high-
Aaron Eastman (C)
Valley Jr. Warriors
Bill Hart (C)
Newton North HS
East Boston, MA
East Boston HS
Caleb Wyse (C)
Cleve. Jr. Barons
Michael Weis (C)
So. Windsor. CT
Michael Chiaradonna Jr.
East Boston, MA
W. Roxbury. MA
Catholic Mem. HS
New Hampton Prep
North Quincy HS
Tarmey (UMass-Amherst '82), 2nd season
6), 2nd season
Brendan Murphy (UMass-Dartmouth'96), 1st season
Aaron Eastman, Bill Hart, Caleb Wyse, Mike Weis,
First year head coach Kevin
Pezanowski (Methuen, MA)
turned around a team that won
just three games a year ago into
a six game winner in 1998.
Curry's six wins are the second
most in team history and niost
since the 1996 team won five
The Colonels jumped off to
their best start ever winning
three straight against Univer-
sity of New England 14-6,
Mass. Maritime 1 5-6, and Clark
15-12. Two main reasons for
the quick start was the combi-
nation of old and new. Senior
attackman Rich Walsh (Gar-
den City, NY) tallied 10 goals
and 3 assists in the first week,
only to be outdone by his fresh-
man teammate and midfielder
Tony Gashi (Yorktown, NY)
with 13 goals and 4 assists. Also
contributing to the effort was
freshman Scott Tkachuk
(Hampstead, NH) who was
named Commonwealth Coast
Conference player of the week
for his 5 goal 4 assist effort.
In the weeks that followed,
Curry's fast start was a thing of
the past, losing six of their next
eight dropping their record to
5-6. Although the team was
wavering, individuals contin-
ued to have fine seasons. Walsh
tied the Curry record for most
goals in a game with 8 scores in
a 19-7 at Franklin Pierce and
Gashi was named CCC Rookie
of the Week twice. In goal for
the Colonels, junior Evan
Kolkos estabhshed a new single
season save record with 312
and was ranked among the
Division III national leaders.
He was named to the Com-
monwealth Coast Conference
Not qualifying for the CCC
playoffs, Curry did manage to
salvage a CCC win over visit-
ing Salve Regina University on
April 25 with a 15-10 outcome.
Gashi and Walsh provided the
offense combining for 9 goals
and 3 assists. Kolkos made 16
saves. To finish the season
Walsh led all scorers with 44
points on 35 goals and 9 assists
and Gashi checked in with 28
goals and 14 assists for 42
points. Walsh's 44 points are the
seventh highest in team his-
tory and his 35 goals are the
fourth most. Gashi's 42 points
are the most by a freshman
since Curry's all-time points
leader Peter DeBusschere '94
tallied 54 points as a frosh in
Defensively, Kolkos held
opponents at bay all season
posting a 12.34 GAA. His
defenseman in front of him
provided solid play aU season.
Leading the way was senior
captain Scott Delaney
(Dedham, MA) and junior
Mike Tanton. Delaney
paralized opponents with his
masterful defense, while
Tanton provided intense de-
fense with a smooth offensive
touch. Tanton scored 2 goals
and added 7 assists this sea-
son. He was named the teams
Most Valuable Player and was
selected to the Commonwealth
Coast Conference Second
Pezanowski's squad will
miss the experience of seniors,
Brian Castellano ( Natick,
MA), Scott Delaney, Michael
Disario (Brookline, MA), Brad
Gleason (Fairfield, CT), Rich
Walsh, and Greg Zornow
(Hyde Park, MA).
So. Weymouth, MA
Yorktown Heights, NY
Brant Rock, MA
W. Brookfield, MA
Andrea Zeigler, Curry
'91, (Fifth Season)
Michael O'Connor and Karen Callaghan
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Head Coach: Peter Vasiliadis, UMass-Boston '87
Assistant: Matt Sills, Curry '96
After a 1-6 start during their
annual spring break trip to Fort
Myers, FL, not many people
would project this team to go
on a win a second consecutive
Commonwealth Coast Confer-
ence championship, but it was
a long season and law of aver-
ages caught up in the favor of
the Lady Colonels as they fin-
ished with a 19-19 record and
back-to-back CCC crowns.
The results of action
occured down south ruled as
the theme for the rest of the
season. Heading back to New
England with a 1-6 mark, head
coach Bruce Weckworth's
squad casually reeled off four
straight wins to flirt with the
.500 mark for the first time in
'98. Not until April 4th against
CCC foe Wentworth did the
Purple and White hit the equi-
librium point with a convinc-
ing 14-6 win. Two days later,
Curry surged past the split
mark with a 15-7 win against
Emerson College giving the
squad its thrid win in a row en
route to a five game winning
streak before an 11-5 loss to
CCC leader Regis. That loss
sent the team down again, los-
ing six of its next eight games.
The year of streaks reared its
ugly head again spinning the
Lady Colonels to the opposite
side of the winners circle in
five of its next seven leaving
the team with a record of 15-19
heading into the final week of
Playing admirably in the
Tufts Invitational against
NCAA bound teams. Tufts and
Amherst and splitting two
games from a solid Colby
squad prepared Weckworth's
team for the upcoming CCC
Curry went on to win its
second consecutive CCC title
by defeating Salve Regina 5-2
in the championship game and
Gordon College 1 -0 in the semi-
Commonwealth Coast Conference
Finish in CCC Championship: Defeated
Salve Regina University 5-2 to win sec-
ond consecutive CCC Championship.
Team was #3 seed.
Trica Larivee CCC Player of the Year,
MichelleMaioccaCCCPitcherof the Year
Marlene Samuelson's ten-
nis team opened the 1997 cam-
paign with a 5-4 win over Suf-
folk. The rest of the season was
marred by injuries to experi-
enced players and younger
players. The Colonels recorded
a 7-2 victory against UMass-
Boston October 3rd. Amy
Oriscello, Lauren Kennedy,
and Jamie Sotsky each won
their singles and doubles
matches to pace Curry. For the
season, Oriscello lead the team
in both singles wins (8) and
doubles (7). Teammate Lauren
Kennedy was close behind
with five wins in singles play
and five in doubles action.
Oriscello was the team's
most valuable player with her
15-15 record and Courtney
Wahl, who begann the season
as a true novice won most im-
proved honors. She finished
the season with four wins.
An overall young team, the
Colonels should be ready to
step up their play next season
with many returning for their
sophomore seasons. Playing
this season were sophomores
Jaimie Sotsky and co-captain
Lauren Kennedy and freshmen
Julie Boyle, Gannon Ginsburg,
Alison Massaro, Chandra Mor-
gan. Amy Oriscello, and
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The 1998 Men's Tennis
team ended its season with a
2-13 record. The record how-
ever was no indication of liow
hard the team played and what
they achieved throughout the
First year head coach Julio
Cesar de Carvalho, a former
national team tennis player
from his native Cape Verde
Island, taught a team with no
senior leadership how to play
together and meet personal
goals. Fluent in five lan-
guages, Creole, English,
French, Portugese, and Span-
ish de Carvalho must have
gotten his point across some-
how as the Colonels won their
first Commonwealth Coast
Conference match in two sea-
sons with a 5-4 triumph over
Roger Williams on April 16th.
Playing well for Curry this
season were freshman singles
players Ben Hoffman who col-
lected 11 victories in 16
matches and Jeremy Lorenz,
who won six matches this sea-
son. Team captain and junior
Bryan Culp saved his best for
last as he won a singles match
in the CCC tournament de-
feating a player from Nichols
1-6, 6-4, 6-3. Also earning a
win in CCC tournament play
was Lorenz who was victori-
ous over his Colby-Sawyer foe
in tournament play marked
the teams best performance in
two seasons as they placed 5th
in the tournament.
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Clubs and Organizations
Alcohol Beverage Committee (ABC)
Campus Activities Board (CAB)
Curry Arts journal
Curry College Nursing Association (CCNA)
New England Adventure Society
Mens and Women's Rugby Clubs
Student Government Association (SGA)
T U D E N T
The orientation program welcomes freshmen
students to Curry College prior to the start of classes. It is
an important time for students to become familiar with he
campus and Boston area, meet faculty, staff, and other new
students, confirm course registration, and receive aca-
Parents orientation is held simultaneously with new
student orientation. A special program for parents
provides the opportunity to learn more about Curry
College and have questions answered by appropriate staff
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E N I R S
Ariana M. Afnan
Waite Hill, Ohio
To all of my friends, especially Sara: "If you have
one true friend you have more than your share" -
Thomas Fuller. To Spenser: "Love doesn't make
the world ro 'round- love is vifhat makes the ride
worth while" -Franklin P. Jones. To Mom & Dad:
Thank you for all that you have done for me. 1 love
you both very much.
Tressa Elizabeth Antworth
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Health Education/Psychology & Biology
My family- Thank you for your love and support.
My friends- You have enriched my life. 1 will
always cherish the memories.
Erich S. Bachman
Communication/Politics & History
Four years c^me and gone- time to say so long.
5 at 9 *News Channel 3. Thanx Mom, Dad, Grandma,
Grandpa, and Mac.
Cheryl A. Barrett
Management/Human Resource Manage-
Mom- Thanks for your support. And to all of you
who have given me the strength to go on GOD, OL,
JW, YH, JJ, UL, JH, HC, BC, & DS.
John M. Bateman
Thanks Mom, Dad, Paul, Missy. The Brotherhood
Keith & Eric. Curry Football 73. KS keeping th
faith. AB&DH Curry Beach.
CRAIG J. BENSON
New York, New York
Vhen are you gonna cut open the watermelon?"
iverybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me
id My Monkey."
-John Lennon and
MALIK K. BROWN
JEFFREY G. BUXTON
Communication /Radio Broadcasting
^e time has come to say goodbye, but not forever,
wish to thank everyone for making my 4 years
;re at Curry the best of my hfe. Special thanks
3es to Alan Frank for giving me the motivation to
icceedinlife. Mom & Dad- thanks for everything,
ove you. Matt, Sean, Dutch, Scott, & Ben -AKA=
AWGS. Thanks for the late night conferences.
[el- thanks for being there and for being you.
urry Rugby lives in us all. Peace! I'm Gone!
DAVID J. CALAFIORE
Patchogue, New York
Sociology /Justice Studies
The head learns new things, but the heart forever
practices old experience. NL, MH, AT- Love You
Kathleen M. Callahan
Southold, New York
"Don't do something you'll live to regret"
"Live Life to the fullest" To my tweety bird friend
- Thanks for always being there.
Jennifer Anne Camerlin
Thanks to all my friends for a great four years.
I'll never forget talking all night. I love you guys.
I'll miss you. Thanks Mom and Dad for giving me
this opportunity. Good luck Larry, 1 hope you
have as much fun as 1 did.
Peter Breslin Campbell
English/British & American Literature
"And 1 was unaware."
Thanks: Family, Jacquie and Dr. Hunter
Susan Lynn Carmichael
Sociology /Elementary Education & Special
"Look at us holdin on, . . . still goin strong."
Family, thanks for the support. Luv ya!
Anthony F. Caruso
Brian P. Castellano
RA, RGA, ABC, lax facil. Thanks Mom, Dad
family & friends. 1 couldn't have done it withou
Joseph N. Castro
Boston(Hyde Park), Massachusetts
'I'll give you so many good reasons to capture a
JoETTE Louise Cavanna
To all my friends at Curry: 1 had a great four years.
Mom + Dad, 1 love you both with all my heart and
1 am very thankful. Thanks M, M, A, N, F and
"Live life to the fullest."
Kaiya N. Clemons
My four years at Curry have been both rewarding
and challenging. I am a better person today
because of that experience.
James Wesley Cook Jr.
"Mom and Dad, thanks for everything." Teaching
me that all people are eye to eye and that no one
is better than anyone else will help me do many
wonderful things. Everybody out there work
hard, be nice, and smile!
Jennifer Haberland Cray
Managemen t/ Sports Managemen t
"I never think of the future. It comes soon enough."
Thanks Mom, Dad, Bill, Jess, JR, MC, MM, DD, MC,
JB, Dutch, and many others. Love you guys.
Stacy Ann Crocker
First I would like to thank God. To all my family
members: Mom, Dad, lil bro.. thank you for the
Thank you to the D-side Family.
James K. Curtin III
South Weymouth, Massachusetts
Communication /Public Relations
Kimberly Ann D alton
Scott M. Delaney
LoRi J. DiPipPO
Thornwood, New York
Mom, Thank You. To all my friends. ..We Made
ManyMemories. KR- words can't describe. JOHN-
you brighten my everyday. I Love You!
Colin M. Doherty
Lauren J. Domingos
West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
The frog is stayin."
owe this all to my family. Aaron, you mean the
(7orld to me. SC, HD, MC, KS, EM, JB- never forget
MicHELE Joy Douglas
Dix Hills, New York
To Shelby, Kristine, Stacy, Katie, Karen, Danielle,
Chrisy, Neely, Ken, Karen M., Krista, Lori T., Lori
D., Nikki, Pope, Chris, Mike, Rugby Sisters, Milton
Hall girls. Tommy H., Jay S., Rugby Brothers, and
the rest of Curry: Thanks for the best four years
of my life! "Think positive and party good." Last
but not least, thanks Mom and Dad for being there.
Thanks Ben, Andy, Zobler, Ben, Suzie + Joan.
Walter S. Dunbar
Brooks ville, Florida
Management /Visual Arts
Kevin M. Duquette
Brian R. Eckhoff
Politics & History
Jessica A. Esposito
Many of you I will never forget.
JC,MCJB,ALJR,BD,AF- Luv Ya Lots. Thanks to
family. Women's Rugby Rules.
Erin M. Foley
Rome, New York
To laugh often to love often- to know that one life
has breathed easier because you have lived-this is
to have succeeded.
Jamie lynn Friske
Thanks Mom & Dad. I made it. CCC CHAMPS
'97. C.H. Thanks Bruce. 4-5-96. It's been a great
four years! It can only get better from here! #9
Krista Ann Frongillo
Thanks Mom and Dad, 1 love you.KM,LT,NW,LG,
LD,NJ never forget the good times. You guys are
the best and 1 love you.
333 Richie- always and forever. Thanks Mom &c
Dad. It was fun- LP,LM,JM,JF,JI- no more lori!
Miss You Pupa, RIP Diego
My time her at Curry is up.Thanks to my friends,
you know who you are. Thanks for all the good '
times that are memories for now on. Co-Editor of '
the Currier Times- Did it! Thank you Jim for
everything you have taught me. Prof. Vicki i
Fatouros, thanks for your awesome teaching. I !
will never forget your classes & what I learned in i
them. Last but not least, thank you to my mom.
Dad, & Bro's for everything.
Brian Scott Gambardella
North Providence, Rhode Island
Management /Applied Computing
Have you driven a Ford Lately?"
James Arthur Gay
Politics & History/Religion
"Sweet Thing" Commuter Club President- Junior
Class Represenative- Member of Alexander Gra-
ham Bell Honor Society.
BEVERLY D. George
Stanley C. Gerald
Sarah Elisabeth Godfrey
Deanna M. Griffin
Sociology /Criminal Justice
Jacqueline Mary Hamill
Stewart Manor, New York
Thanks for all your support and encouragement
Mom, Dad, Dan, Chris, Kerry, and Carol! You will
always be in my heart. I couldn't have asked for
a better family.
Daniqua S. Hamilton
Ryan F. Hanson
South Portland, Maine
Visual Arts /Communication
Tracy Marie Hatch
Psychology /Elementary Education
Thank you Mom for everything! To R, D, M, D, A,
J, D, B, C and David, Jacqueline, Zachary +
Monica, I Love You All and couldn't have done it
without you! To Tina and Andrea- you guys are
the best.*Daytona Beach* Maureen, I'll miss our
classes together. Chrissy- have fun! Sue- We
Steven A. Herrick
Syracuse, New York
CURTISS B. HiCKCOX III
West Hartford, Connecticut
Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.
Thank you Mom, Dad and Kitty.
Keri Ann Victoria Hinchey
To Dad, Mom & JW- thank you for all your love & support.
JBTCLGSTJMMWJDJCKZJCENSNSS I'll never forget
Lombard, whereitallstarted. Airport beachShadySeanl98
DA firealarms bayroot halloween Spring fling NJ's floor
tokin smokin gettin wasted and all the times in between.
Thanks for all the great times and memories! Remember,
"When two lives touch, they can never be fully seperated."
Joanna Y, Hollow ay
Communication /Public Relations
To everyone that know WBWBD.
For those that don't peace to you. Thank you to
God, my mother & family for the support. To CL,
MJM, SB, CB, MGG, CI, KD & AL.
Craig W. Holz
"Freedom is never granted, it is won." -APR
The last four years at Curry have been great.
Thank you Mom, Dad & Megan.
Macy Elizabeth Enright Hussey
"No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the
stars or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new
heaven to the human spirit."
Isabel Dinah Iberkleid G.
La Paz, Bolivia
Sociology /Applied Computing
"A journey of a 1000 miles, starts with a single step."
- Lao Tsu
My four years at Curry have been unforgettable,
thanks to those who were there to make it
happen. ..you know who you are! To my family,
there's notenough space or words to express how
much I love & thank you!
Neely Ann Jameson
Pamela Leigh Jones
"If you think you are beaten you are. If you think you dare
not you don' t. Success begins with your own will. .. It's all
in your state of mind. Life battles are not always won by
those who are stronger or faster; sooner or later the person
who wins is the person who thinks he can." Thanks Mom,
Dad, Danny, Mikey & K.C. for being by my side thru the
rough 4 years. You were not just a special teacher, but also a
friend . Thanks Janis for helping me thru the last semester.
Ken- it was fun hanging out. T's Pub Tues. & Wed.
Thanks to: Mom, Dad, Matt, Tim, Mimi, Papa,
Kristin, nate, Chris, and the nursing class of 1998-
1 love you guys!!
Linda M. Kiessling
West Roxbury, Massachusetts
"BEHIND DIFFICULTY LIES OPPORTUNITY.'
Elizabeth Ann Kilroy
JoDY Lynn Koch
m Hamden, Connecticut
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery,
today is a gift that is why it is called the present."
Thanks Koch Klan and everyone else who made
these years what they were.
Nicole Stephanie Lapenta
Politics & History
"The head learns new things, but the heart forever-
more practices old experiences." - H.W. Beecher
Four years J.c. I love you Mom & Dad.
Jennifer B. Lawlor
Yorktown Heights, New York
Christopher George Lees
West Roxbury, Massachusetts
I would like to thank the people who have made an impact
on my life Mom & Dad-the greatest parents anyone can
have. Ryan-keep following your dream. Pup, for being
you*Bledsoe is the answer!* Alan Frank-thanks for every-
thing. Ben, Matty & Buxton-Horsemen 4ever. Cronin,
Dutch, Scottie, Walton, Uryga, & all the ladies.
In memorium- James H. Lees 1915-1997
Dorothy M. Connolly 1928-1993
Thomas Lees 1950-1983
David Christopher Legge
James R. MacDonald
Deirdre, I Love You.
Good luck to Bachman the
Sara Elizabeth Kim MacGregor
Life lay ahead which path do I take.
One to chose I'll not forsake.
For I know not where I travel to,
I wonder if I ever knew.
Karen Marie MacKay
I always knew I would look back at the bad times
and laugh, but I never knew I would look back at
the good times and cry.
Ocean Bluff, Massachusetts
"Happiness isn't just around thecorner.... Happiness
is the corner." - BMW
Michelle J. Maiocca
Mexico City, Mexico
Louis John Marani
Marshf ield, Massachusetts
Eric Stephen Marshall
Sociology /Criminal Justice
rhank you to my family. Thanks Brotherhood,
[ohn & Keith, and all other friends. Good Luck &
James E. McGovern
Thanks to: LM, BS, TA, JC, JF, JI, LP, JS, JM, MB, KS,
CB, CH, MC, MM, PR, &TC. Love You Mom, Dad,
Ellen & Sean.
Jason W. Morin
Thanks JT, LD, KW, AB, Mom, Dad, Grandma,
Nancy, William F. Croak R.I.P., »PEACE TO ALL
Daniel J. O'Brien
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Mom & Dad- thanks for your love and support, i
love you both. Para mi abuela gracias por tu carino
y tu bendicion. Pam, the sister I never had, thanks
for being there through it all. To my special friends:
Dawn, Gail & C.F.- thanks for your love. To P.S.
"All my life," and then some.... To all, this Boricua
did make it. 1 love you all, thanks.
Rachel A. Ostrander
Elliot G. Perkins
Tara M. Peterson
, Thanks Ma, Dad and Pat.
Lynne Piepiora Christine Linda Placidi
Brockton, Massachusetts Needham, Massachusetts
Mom & Dad, thanks for all your love and support. To my family, thanks for your love and support. 1
KF,JM,LM,BS&EP- thanks for all the laughs. You Love You! Girls- Looks like we made it! Gobble,
guys are the best! Gobble, Gobble. Which way did he go? Florida- Lloyd
Road trips. Europe here we come!
Susan M. Porcello
Management I Accounting
A special thanks to my family- Mom and Dad, Paul,
Kim, Judy, and my two nieces-Nicole and Kristen.
To my friends, new and old, good luck in the future.
Mike- thank you for being there- hugs and kisses.
Raymond M. Reimold
Dad & Mom, thanks for ALL the support along the way. I couldn't
have done it without you both. Gram, Kat, & Liz-appreciation for
always being there encouraging me. Special thanks to Smitty, who
spent countless hours helping me in all aspects along the way. Ten
thousand thanks to: Dr. Chuck Towle for being such a great mentor
to me in college & in life; Jarred, Seth, John, Jeff & Reynolds-my
close friends; The Hornstra Family; Curry Staff & Honors Program
for all the lessons learned; Thomas Auto Body; Ford Motor Com-
pany; Farrell Auto; Duo Contracting; HHS; BA; FIB; FMC; & HOP.
Thanks to the Stars Drinking Crew for being my stress relivers. To
the rest, THANKS.
Amy J. Rogers
Psychology /Elementary Education
Goodbye all!! Mom and Gram- Thank you & Luv
Ya's. Everyone who helped thanks. "Stalking" and
"Palm trees." To be a great teacher.
Adam Jay Rothenberg
Roslyn Heights, New York
Thank you to my family and friends for all their <
love and support over the years.
"Happiness lies in your own hands."
Maria Elena Rowan
"You never really leave a place you love. Part of it
you take with you, leaving a part of yourself be-
hind." Mom and Dad- without you 1 would have
Carmel, New York
Mom & Dad- Thanks for everything.
LD- The sis I never wanted. AL- My Sex Kitten.
KS- Late night calls. Milton Hall- 150000 cal.
North Brunswick, New Jersey
Management /Applied Computing
"The best things come to those who wait."
To my wonderful parents, 1 thank you for all of the •
support and encouragement you have always given
me. I love you both very much. Matthew, Staci, &
Heather- thank you for all of your confidence. I
love you. And to all of my friends & everyone that
has stuck by me for the past five years. Thanks for
everything, I Love You All!
Hyde Park, Massachusetts
Joseph H. Sargent
Kerri Anne Saunders
Kenneth H. Sears
Karen Ann Sheehan
Flushing, New York
Keith Allen Shepard
"The truth shall set you free!"
To the Brotherhood Bateman + Marshall.
To Bates, for keeping the faith. Thar\ks to my
Majorie Sterling Shirley
Psychology /Preschool Education
All of my hard work has paid of f! I thank my family
& love all of you! 1 will miss my friends but will
never forget ya'U.
Family and friends- Thanks for being there. SS, NA,
+ MA- No clue what 1 would do without you guys.
BCN Crew- Thanks for the experience and Good
Time Curry friends. I'll miss you. Good Luck.
Maura Catherine Stapleton
Thanks Mom, Dad, Ann, Joe, Don and Ken. I
couldn't have made it without you guys. I will
treasure all my Curry memories with all my friends.
Thanks Pete for always being there. Good Luck
Class of '98.
Catherine Courtney Sullivan
Boca Raton, Florida
Deidre Ann Suter
Emerson, New Jersey
Adrienne Leigh Tierney
Canton, Massachusetts ,
Softball #5 CCC Champs -BW Thanks-
JC stairs and talks- BH secrets and drinking-
Dad & Mom, thank you both for your love and
support. I love you!
hank you Mom, Dad, Jen, and Guy. I Love You.
East Long Meadow, Massachusetts
Management I Marketing
Thanks Mom, Dad, and Tony. Good luck to all my
friends and thanks for everything.
James W, Vasoll
Hockey (94) Football (94) SGA (94-98) RA (95-98)
Thanks to everyone for a great four years. Thank
you Mom & Dad. Thank you SRD for everything.
Joyce, could not have done it vsrithout you.
Peter J. Votto
North Haven, Connecticut
Management /Applied Computing
Thanks Dad, Lisa, and Steve- I couldn't have done
it without you. Thanks to all my friends, especially
Maura. Good Luck in the future. This has been the
best four years!!
Richard F. Walsh III
Garden City, New York
Thank you to all the teachers that helped get me
here. Most importantly, Pat M. Love you Mom,
Dad, and family. Your the best Deb.
Marci S. Wasserstrom
"The best things in life are the simplest of
Denise E. Watson
A.A.+ B.A. 93, 98. Thanks to Curry for the money
we'll make! Psychology /Special Education. Thanks
to my Family and Miles. My success is ahead!
Russell M. Webber
Jonathan M. Wolsky
New Rochelle, New York
David Michael Yescott
Tarrytown, New York
Graduates Not Pictured
Stephanie Ann Abdel-Aziz
Plain ville, Massachusetts
Pedro Santos Araujo
Jon David Austin
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Mary Elizabeth Coska
Amy Lynn Crowe
John W. Curley
Heather J. Dempsey
West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
North Easton, Massachusetts
Donna Woods Doucette
Jonathan E. Downs
Den ville. New Jersey
Jamie P. Duquette
Aaron W. Eastman
Richard M. Fernando
West Orange, New Jersey
Joseph C. Ferrandi
Henry J. Floyd
Brooklyn, New York
Keith A. Garland
DeAnna T. Grassi
South Weymouth, Massachusetts
Edmund T. Hagerty
Elizabeth Ann Holland
Duane Clifford Holrnes
Psychology & Politics & History
Graduates Not Pictured
Thomas A. Holton
East Hartford, Connecticut
Criminal Justice / Politics&History
Jodi Anne Horton
Peter Francis Killion
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Nealy E. Koumanelis
South Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Visual Arts / Psychology
Debra M. Lorenzo
Sydney E. Lowe
Fairview Park, Ohio
Christopher M. Mazzone
Joseph J. McClory
Paul J. McConville
Joseph M. McDonagh
Kelly Ann McGee
Psychology /Visual Arts
Charles E. McKinnies
Jessica A. Mecca
Alicia M. Morley
Warren M. Nagler
Flushing, New York
Eleanor M. Nee
Justin C. Nickerson
Criminal Justice / Politics
Pauline E. Nwokeforo
Jennifer B. Oliveira
Rumford, Rhode Island
Jennifer C. Pacheco
Sunni C. Powers
Peter H. Reichborn
Charles E. Roderick
Newport, Rhode Island
Psychology / English
Mark T. Rugaber
Livingston, New Jersey
Graduates Not Pictured
Brenda M. Sullivan
Lisa M. Trombini
Fernando R. Valiente
Garden Hills Guaynab, Puerto Rico
Christine Milne Watson
Denise M. Williams
Michael E. Wood
Michael Jude Wynant
Caleb S. Wyse
Sunday, May the seventeenth
nineteen hundCred and ninety-eight
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W. George Kennedy Memorial Scholarship
Sabrina Dube and
Dean of Student AffairsBob Fink
Ethel Trafton Nursing Award
Claire Maranda and Macy Hussey
First Prize for Non-Fiction
Arts Journal Award
Ed Meek and David Legge
Health Education Award
Linda Jarvis-Randal and Daniqua Hamilton
Ray Reimold and Prof. Malene Samuelson
Colonel Pride-Athlete Award
Anthony Caruso and
Athletic Director Pam Samuelson
Student Choice Award
Peter Hallen and SGA President Jamie Vasoll
Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award
Adrienne Tierney and
Athletic Director Pam Samuelson
Chad Perry and PAL Director Lisa Ijiri
Outstanding Senior in Broadcasting Award
Jeff Buxton and Roberta Kosberg
Alexander Graham Bell Honor Society (Juniors)
Class of 1998 Recognition Award
Juniors & Seniors
Recognition of Teaching Cohort
Prof. Ernie Silver, Brian Castellano, Dan Eusebio (Sodexho), Cheryl Barrett.
Not Pictured: Pete Votto, John Mahoney, & Craig Holz
Theatre Arts Award: Curry Theater Hall of Fame
Marci Wasserstam and Michael Salzman
Ryan Foshay Hanson
In the words of a very special
person "Good luck in the past"
and avoid "back lapping" in
the future. Your success is a
constant joy to us.
Dad, Mom, Shad-O, Annie
Curt & the Curry
class of 1998!
and may your
Love, Mom, Dad, Kitty, Jean, Da
^^^^^^^^^^^^H^ ^^<%.^ Sill
YxWy, Congratulations, all of your hard work has
paid off and you made your dream come true. We
are very proud of you.
Love, Mom, Dad, Katie & Matthew
Congratulations! May all
your future dreams and goals
We love you.
Mom, Dad, Kurt and Daniel
Lauren J. Domingos
"We just can't imagine that you've ever been gone -
it's not starting over it's just going on . . ." You
have brought so much joy to our family. You will
enjoy success in all you do; love and understanding
to everyone you meet.
Mom, Dad, Richie, Caryn and
Kermit the Frog
JAMES WILLIAMS VASOLL
You have heeen special to us since
the day you were horn. Congratula-
tions on all your accomplishments
and may your future he filled iwth
happiness and success.
]Ne are so proud of you .
Mom & Dad
Champ & Gladys
Best Wishes for a job well done! I
]Nere all very proud of you!
Steve, Lisa, Dad, All the Family
and your Friends at work.
We Love You!!
Dear Brian, your first day of school seems like yesterday.
You have accomplished so much these past four years.
Be proud of yourself, we all are. We wish you much
happiness, and success in whatever you may do.
Love, Mom, Dad, and Brett
Lisa, Steve & kids.
We are so proud of you and
all your accomplishments!
May you reach all your goals
and your dreams become a
Dad, Mom, and David
We want to congratulate you on your
graduation from Curry and let you know
how very proud we are of you for all your
accomplishments. Most of all we are so very
proud of you for the person you are.
Mom, Dad & Pete
"Hot Dogs and French Fries"
"Dressed to Impress"
Four years, it seems like yesterday.
We are very proud of your hard work, perserverence and
All our Love!
Mom, Dad, Kate and Mike
P.S.: Congratulations to you too, Jenn!
You did it!
You have the Wisdom, the Courage,
the Experience and now the formal
Tools to LEAP into life with the
same unbridled exuberance you've
We're VERY proud of you!
With Love and Admiration,
Mom, Dad, Anne, Buck,
Ryan & Amanda
Thank you for your many
gifts. Your life has been an
inspiring message of love
and courage for each of us
Mom, Peyton, Sarah & Pascal
Megan J. Malley
Best wishes and continued success.
Lots of Love,
Mom & Dad, Mike & Angela, Bee, Rachel, Dan, Mellissa,
Sis, Jared, Packy
Ariana M. Afnan
We wish you good friends, good
fortune, and good health. Stay as
sweet and kind as you are today.
Your smile is your magnet.
We love you!
Mom and Dad
Brian Scott Gambardella
You are one of the hardest
working individuals we know. You
have proven that obstacles are not a
means of holding one hack. Always
reach for the stars. With your self
determination nothing will be im-
possible for you to achieve. We
Mom, Dad, Dee & Cassie
We are so proud of you!
What a great joy to watch your dreams become realities.
Keep up the good work and nver lose sight of your goals.
We love you,
Mom, Dad, and Mary Ellen
Malik Kibwe Brown
Malik, we are very proud that you have chosen to
Via con Dios!
Love, Mom, Dad and Grandma
Sara E. K. MacGregor
Dear Sara, We're so glad that you are part of your
family! Congratulations on all of your accomplishments
and for being such a caring daughter and friend. All of
our love to you always! Mom and Dad
Harshene Kamall Cunningham
Harshene, Truly you are a blessing, CoJigratulations! ! !
You have given us many proud memories. Remember
to follow your dreams and put God First.
Peace be with you. Our Love, Mom Dad & facob.
]Ne are so very proud of you
and know how hard you have
worked. Best of luck and
We love you.
Mom, Dad & Kim
Your early experiments with
water & soil have led to
successes we could never have
imagined. We're very proud
triotn, aljaa, oLizz, ^J\at, Kjrum
Both the Colonel and I agree you're our favorite M.V.P.
Dad, Arlene, Chris, Kurt, Grandma and Aunt Mary Lou.
Dear Adam, We are very proud of you and of your
many achievements. We love you very much.
Mom, Dad & Scott
Congratulations, we are so proud. Keep reaching for
Love, Ma Dad & Paid
Congratulations! Reach for the Stars, and you can help
change this world. Tracy, I'm so proud, I love you.
RD+M, MD, D+f, A, J+2, D, B+C
Congratulations on all of
your accomplishments. We
are so proud of you. May
you have success and
happiness in all of your
With all our love.
Mom Dad, Matt, Staci and
Congratulations for your accomplishments.
You did a great job!
Go into the world with pride and assurance
Que Dios te bendiga!
Pai y Mami
This is our proudest moment!
We always knew you could do it.
Mom, Dad, & Amy
Good Lu(W& Bet
NG SEH5 INPE'
(^: A 15-day school strike in Ontario,
Canada, affects 2.1 million
students. Late in October,
128,000 teachers wall! out to
protest a controversial bill that
would alter educational funding
and centralize government
control of education.
0^ Governments and businesses
worldwide race to remedy the
"Year 2000" problem. Unless
key computer systems are
reprogrammed to recognize dates
in the new century the world faces
the threat of catastrophic failure
in critical areas like banking, air
safety, public utilities and defense.
Asian economic turmoil triggers
global unrest. In October, Hong
Kong's stock market crashes. Asian
countries receive billions in bailout
dollars from the International
,'X Hong Kong reverts to China at 12:01 a.m., July 1,
after 156 years of British colonial rule. China says
Hong Kong will continue its Western way of life
and free-market economy.
Montserrat, once called
"the Emerald Isle of the
Caribbean," is devastated
by ongoing eruptions
from a volcano that had
been dormant for 400
years. TVo-thirds of the
z^. Powerful earthquakes in central
Italy kill 1 1 people and damage
art treasures, including centuries-old
frescoes by Italian Renaissance
painters, in the Basilica of St. Francis
I The remains of Ernesto "Che"
Guevara, martyred Marxist
revolutionary, are laid to rest in
Cuba in October, 30 years after
his execution in Bolivia, where his
bones recently had been found.
After 32 years of autocratic rule.
President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire
is deposed in May 1997 and later dies
in exile. His successor, Laurent
Kabila, changes Zaire's name to
Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Change sweeps Great Britain as
Labor Party leader Tony Blair's
landslide election in May 1997
ousts the Conservatives and makes
Blair, at 44, Britain's youngest
prime minister bi 185 years.
Hunicane Pauline slams into
Mexico's Pacific coast in October,
causing flash floods, landslides
and at least 200 fatalities.
The resort city of Acapuico is
Halloween fever seizes France.
At the base of the Eiffel Tower
in Paris 8,000 pumpkins are
displayed, and French children
participate in an American-style
I President Jiang Zemin of China meets for summit talks witli
President Bill Clinton in October, the first visit in 12 years of
a Chinese leader to the U.S. During his stay, demonstrators
protest China's treatment of Tibet.
Diana, Princess of Wales, one of
llie world's most famous and
admired women, dies at 36 in a
violent car crash in Paris on
One of the most poignant images of Dima's funeral: her young sons
following her coffin into Westminster Mbej
Crisis flares again in Iraq in
late 1997 as Saddam Hussein
protests U.N. sanctions
and blacks inspection of
suspected Iraqi weapon sites.
Floods, drougM and
mtsnuHMgemcfit in North Korea
create a wveie famine. As many
a% a miNian North Koreans die
Pope Mm Paul li»Wts<
CuIm bi January 1998, the <
time a pope has done so.
Ms fhrenlay visit the pope
celebrates pulilic masses and
meets privatety wMi Prasident
In June, shortly before Diana's death, an auction
of 79 of her evening govms raises $3.26 million
for AIDS and cancer charities. Top price paid for
a single gown: $222,500.
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I On July 23 suspected murderer
Andrew Cunanan, 27, commits suicide
in Miami Beacli. Cunanan was the
prime suspect in a cross-country killing
spree that left five dead, including
fashion designer Gianni Versace.
Once-mighty Apple Computer is
close to failure when arch-rival
Bill Gates of Microsoft "rescues"
it with a $150 million bail-out in
August. The event opens a new
era of cooperation between
formerly fierce competitors.
In April 1997, floods ravage the entire Red River
Valley between Minnesota and the Dakotas.
Ninety percent of downtown Grand Forks, North
Dakota, is underwater.
k Americans join
"Stop the Violence"
in an attempt to generate
awareness of and solutions
to the problem of violence
Jonattlari Elderfleld. Cammatiaison
Joe Camel is snuffed out as the
Federal TVade Commission bans
tobacco advertising aimed at minors
and institutes sweeping tobacco
British nanny Louise Woodward, 19,
is convicted in Massachusetts of
murdering a child in her care.
The judge later reduces the charge
to involuntary manslaughter and
Timothy McVeigh is convicted of
murder and conspiracy in June for
the April 1995 bombing of the Alfred
P Murrah Federal Building in
Oklahoma City. McVeigh is later
sentenced to death.
Theodore Kaczynski admits he is
the Unabomber responsible for
idlling 3 people and injuring 29
others in an 18-year bombing
campaign. His January 1998 guilty
plea spares Kac^nski the death
penalty but condemns him to
life in prison with no possibility
UPS woriiers take to the picket
lines in an August strike lasting
15 days. The eventual settlement
is seen as a major labor victoiy.
First Lt. Kelly Flinn accepts a general
discharge from the Air Force, avoiding
court-martial for lying about an affair
and disobeying orders. Flinn had been
the first and only female B-52 pilot in
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A rare urban tornado prowls
through Miami on May 12,
uprooting trees, shattering
windows and snapping
power lines. Fortunately,
the storm inflicts only
Attorney General Janet Reno refuses to name an independent
prosecutor to investigate Clinton administration fundraising, causing
friction with FBI Director Louis Freeh.
Bobbi McCaughey, Carlisle, Iowa,
gives birth November 19 to seven
babies, the U.S.'s first living
septuplets. McCaughey and
her husband Kenny now have
I Terry Nichols is found guilty of
conspiracy and manslaughter in
the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
Nichols is spared a federal death
sentence in January 1998, but still
faces Oklahoma state charges.
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gather in Roswell,
New Mexico, to
celebrate the 50th
anniversary of the
alleged UFO crash
there in July 1947.
At the InterneiyOnline Summit
in December, Vice President
Al Gore announces government
initiatives to protect young internet
users from online pornography
Fast-food giant Burger King is forced to stop serving burgers
when supplier Hudson Foods recalls 25 million pounds of
hamburger suspected of contamination with £ coli bacteria.
It is the biggest beef recall in U.S. history
The alknale Promise Keepers
movement inspires praise and
controversy for its mess^ie of
spiritual revival and personal
responsibilHy for men. In October,
the group holds a giant rally in
Once-secret tape recordings of
former presidents Kennedy and
Nixon are released publicly. The
tapes provide an unvarnished, and
sometimes unflattering, glimpse
into the two presidents' actions and
conversations in the White House.
I On October 25, at least 300,000
African-American women gather in
Philadelphia for the Million Woman
March. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
is one of the speakers, i
Viewers worldwide see the first-ever
high-resolution color pictures of
Mars when the Pathfinder spacecraft
lands July 4. The lander and its rover,
Sojourner, collect and transmit
extraordinary data for three months.
I Russia's aging yi^(> space station
collides with an unmanned supply
vehicle in June and is seriously
damaged. This is only one in a
series of crises casting doubt on
the viability of the station.
For $8.36 million, Chicago's Field Museum of Natural
History buys "Sue," the most complete Tyramosaurm
rex fossil yet discovered. The sale occurs October 4
at Sotheby's in New York. \
) Research produces medical break-
throughs, including a genetically
engineered "bullet" molecule being
tested to fight cancer and new
drugs to control or prevent
Parkinson's disease, osteoporosis
and congestive heart failure.
The popular diet regimen fen-phen is
pulled off the market in September
The combination of fenfiuramine and
phentermine is shown to cause heart
valve disorders, as is the diet drug
Redux, also recalled.
I In September, CAT scans
of petrified dinosaur eggs
found in China reveal a
Scottish scientists in February 1997
announce the world's first cloning of
an adult mammal. The sheep, named
Dolly, fuels controversy over possible
misuse of the technology
Fuel cells that convert a fuel's
eneigy directly into electricity are
being developed for use in cars,
making possible an efficient,
low-emission car of the future.
The first prescription pill fbr
male-pattem baldness is
approved by the Food and Dnig
Administration in December.
The dnig Propecia is made by
Merck and Company.
Aided by the Hubble Space
Telescope, astronomers discover the
Pistol Star — the brightest star yet
observed in the Milky Way The Pistol
Star is 25,000 light years from Earth.
worldwide as it streaits past
Earth for the first time in
4,200 years— or, since 2203
B.C. Hale-Bopp next returns
:''Wj On October 13, the British jet car Thrust SSC becomes the first vehicle
to breal< the sound barrier on land, traveling 766.6 miles per hour in the
El Niffo stirs up global weather
patterns. Caused by warmer-than-
normal water temperatures in the
equatorial Pacific, the '97 El Nijio
is blamed for storms and weather
In December, 159 nations
gather in Kyoto, Japan, and
negotiate a climate treaty
to combat global warming by
reducing greenhouse gases.
The Food and Drug
approves a dental laser
for treating cavities.
dental drills, the laser
in most cases causes
virtually no discomfort.
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Protesters unsuccessfully attempt
to prevent the October launch of
NASA's Cassini spacecraft to
Saturn, fearing an accident could
shower the Earth with the rocket's
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game sequel to Myst,
proves to be just as
popular and even
visually than its
Hong Kong authorities in
December order tlie slaugltter of
more tlian a million chicitens in an
effort to iialt tlie spread of a bind
flu vinis that killed six people.
The space shuttle Columbia
releases the errant Spartan
satellite in November. U.S.
astronaut Winston Scott and
Takao Doi, the first Japanese
astronaut to do a space walk,
retrieve the satellite for return
French oceanographer and
award-winning filmmaker Jacques
Cousteau dies in June at 87. His work
gained renown through the popular
"The Undersea World
of Jacques Cousteau."
Teen People, a savvy monthly magazine
for and about teenagers, premieres in
Fasliion advertising and clothing trends inspire the
popularit)' of the color orange, which replaces neon
green as the fad color of the year.
In October, a cyberfashion show at the M.l.T. Media Lab Wearable
Symposium features fashions with built-in computer devices and
electronic hardware. M.l.T. students designed the high-tech fashions.
i Princess Diana tribute merchandise
abounds, including a double CD
set and a new Beanie Baby named
Princess, a royal purple bear
adorned with a rose. Profits
benefit the Diana, Princess of Wales
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Fashion looks to the Far East. The
stick-on bindi, a tiny decorative
accent worn in the middle of the
forehead, is popularized by Gwen
Stefani, lead singer of the band
This year's look in
cosmetics is glimmering,
sparkling and colorful.
Riding this wave,
cosmetics giant Christian
Dior introduces Mascara
Flash, temporary hair
color in a variety of
Platform shoes, a fashion statement
during the disco '70s, make a style
comeback in a big way in 1 997,
inspiring even platform sneakers.
Nike introduces a new "I Can"
advertising campaign on New
Year's Day. The company does not
plan to abandon its "Just Do It"
slogan, introduced in 1985, which
will continue to appear on T-shirts
Diet Scent Patches are introduced
in June by Slimline, a British
company. Designed to help people
diet successhilly, the small arm
stickers produce an unpleasant
odor to discourage the wearer
from eafing sweets.
"TVo Fat Ladies" becomes the Food
Network's hottest new cooking show
in the U.S., attracting fans with its
unconventional British stars, two
overweight, middle-aged women.
The Chevrolet Corvette
is named Molor Trend
magazine's 1998 Car of
Softer Hairstyle -'-"^
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A new $50 bill featuring a larger, off-center portrait of President Ulysses S. Grant is
unveiled in October. Design details make the bill more difficult to forge.
Mattel introduces Share a Smile
Becky in May 1997. Seated in a
bright pink wheelchair, the doll is
marketed as a friend to the
After nearly 40 years,
Mattel's Barbie doll
takes on a more realistic
face and body shape
than the Barbie of the
'60s. The new doll will
begin to appear in
stores in early 1998.
designs painted on the
body with henna dye,
is a popular expression
of the fashion trend
toward Eastern themes
I Digital "pets" are a 1997 toy craze. These
virtual critters keep their owners busy by
beeping when they need care or feeding.
If ignored, they "die."
Popular board games
appear on CD-ROM in
Scrabble, Sorry, Risk
As many as 700 school disliicts
nationwide teach "emotional
MeHgence," anting to develop
childmi^ values and people sKMs
as wel as their mbids.
JB mpbw are a status symbol and a
[ ffestyle must-have for many teens
juggBng school, jobs and
after-school activilies. More than
[40 nriKon beepers are carried
|ta the U^., an estimated 25
percent of them by people between
ttie ages of 12 and 24. faisome
schools, beepers are forbidden
^ as disruptive.
Canada issues a Superhero postage
stamp series that includes a 45-cent
stamp featuring the colorful,
comic-book image of Superman.
> ; ABC's gritty police drama "IWD Blue" remains one of the most
'' popular one-hour dramas on television in 1997, capturing four
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'~'"' SpieVoet^'s Jurassic Park sequel,
breaks summer box-office
records everywhere. It earns
$229 million in the U.S.
Comedian Chris Farley dies at 33 of a drug overdose
on December 18. He starred in NBC's "Saturday
Night Live" and movies including Tommy Boy and
Beuerty Hills Ninja.
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^ Jerry Seinfeld, creator
and star of the NBC hit
in December that the 1997-
1998 season is the show's
last. The final episode airs
in May, ending the popular
show's nine-year run.
:'^. Horror films draw teenagers to the
- box office. I Know What You Did Last
Summer, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt
and Sarah Michelle Cellar, is one of
the year's biggest attractions.
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I Fox network launches "King of
the Hill," an animated show that
focuses on the lives of a propane
dealer from Texas and his family.
The show goes on to become a
Scream 2, the chilling hit sequel to
Scream, is a wildly successful mbt
of carnage and comedy starring
Neve Campbell, Jerry O'Connell,
Tori Spelling, Jada Pinkett and a host
of other stars.
In its second season, the WBIs
campy sitcom "Buffy ttie Vampire
Slayer" l)tossonis into a liuge
favorite with many viewers. :.
lenny IVIcCarthy stars in a new
fall NBC comedy "lenny" that,
in Januaiy 1998, goes into hiatus
only a few months into its first
season. McCarthy had been an
nnv personality before moving to
Critically acclaimed ,4m/sto(f,
directed by Steven Spielberg, tells
the story of an 1839 slave ship mutiny
The film culminates years of effort by
producer Debbie Allen to bring the
story to life.
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I Religion Is a common theme
on elgiit fall-season network
TV shows inspired by the
success of CBS's "Touched
by an Angel" starring Roma
Downey, Delia Reese and
John Dye. New programs
include ABC's "Nothing
Sacred" and "Teen Angel."
Titanic is a huge critical and box-office success. The movie event of the
year, this $200 million picture is the most costly in history After 45 days
in the theaters, Titanic had earned $308 nfiillion.
Michael Flatley's pulsating
show "Lord of the Dance"
fuels the extraordinary
popularity of Irish dance.
The show tours 15 cities in
the U.S. through October.
Star Wars captures a new generation of fans when
George Lucas re-releases the film trilogy 20 years
after the first film was shown. In Washington, D.C.,
the National Air and Space Museum mounts a huge
exhibition of now-historic &flr Wars artifacts.
In the fail, Fox debuts
"Ally McBeal," a
Calista Flockhart as a
young Boston attorney
The show captures a
Golden Globe Award
in January 1998 for best
series/musical or comedy
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Matt Damon stars as an attorney
in Tlie Rainmalter, a movie based
on the John Grisham novel.
Damon's successes also include
the film Good Will Hunting.
Men in Black grosses
more than $500 million
worldwide to become
1997's biggest hit.
The sci-fi comedy stars
Will Smith and Tommy
7Ae Wondetfttl Worid of Disney
presents its adaptation of
"Rodgers & Hammerstein's
Cinderella" on ABC, staning
Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney
Houston as the Faiiy Godmother.
Tomoimw Never Dies , starring
Pierce Brosnan as 007, is a
holiday box-office hit and
confirms the enduring popularity
of James Bond movies.
The 1997 season premiere
episode of "ER" is broadcast
live and draws 42.7 million
viewers for NBC, including
those who watch it on a
giant screen in Times Square.
Chumbawamba's hit single
"TVibthumping" brings long-awaited
success to this British band.
The song becomes popular at
pro sports events, kicking off
games for several teams.
Rap artist the Notorious B.I.G. is killed in a
March 1997 drive-by shooting in Los Angeles.
He is posthumously awarded MTVs 1997 Best Rap
Video Award for "Hypnotize" and is named Spin
magazine's Artist of the Year.
Fiona Apple, 20, one of rock's
female superstars, is named
MTVs Best New Artist in a Video.
Her single "Criminal" soars to
the top of the charts.
With their hit single
"MMMBop," three young
brothers from 'I\ilsa
become one of the
acts of 1997 as the
Lilith Fair, an all-female summer rock
concert, draws large crowds on its
37-stop tour. Canadian singer-songwriter
Sarah McLachlan masterminds the festival
and releases a hit album, 5'ur/i2C/ftg.
ftk Country music superstar
Garth Brooks releases Sevens,
his first album in two years.
The album sells 800,000 copies
the first week.
Walk This Way: The Autobiography
ofAemsmith chronicles the long
career of the band notorious for its
excesses in the '70s and '80s. The
group's new album Nine Lives is
nominated for a 1998 Grammy .
^ Smash Mouth popularizes a genre
" of alternative rock known as neo-ska
with its hit single "Walkin' on the Sun"
and debut album fusA Yu Mang.
British pop phenomenon,
the Spice Girls, mal<es
millions with mega-hits
such as "Wannabe" and sells
14 million albums and
10 million singles.
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I Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys engineers the second Tibetan
Freedom Concert, held in June in New York, offering 27 music acts
and a free-Tibet political message.
Third Eye Blind, after several
years in San Francisco's
underground music scene,
goes big time in 1997. Their
song "Semi-Charmed Life" is
listed as the top-selling
modern rock single for 1997
in Billboard magazine.
I The album No Waf Out by Puff
Daddy & the Family goes
multiplatinum. Pufly's single
"I'll Be Missing You," an elegy
to his friend the Notorious B.I.G.,
also tops the charts.
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phenom Jonny Lang
opens for the Rolling
Stones' fall tour and
spends 16 weeks at
No. 1 on Billboard's
blues chart with his
album ire to Ms.
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, superstar
producer songwriter singer, receives more 1998
Grammy nominations than any other artist, including
one for his album The Day. Edmonds and wife
Tracey also produce the iWmSoulFood in 1997.
(Metallica releases a seventh album,
Re-Load, that confinns its position
as the premier heavy-metal band in
the music world.
Radiohead is Spin magazine's Band
of the Year. Critics praise
Radiohead's album OK Computer,
variously described as haunting,
revolting, inscrutable, stunning
andgoi^eous. Hie album receives
a 1998 Grammy nomination for
Rock/Pop Album of the Year.
At 15, country music sensation
LeAnn Rimes sells more than 12.5
million recordings in the U.S. in
1 997 and is named Billboard Music
Awards Artist of the Year. Her single
"How Do 1 Live" is one of the year's
In July, 16-year-old Swiss tennis star
Martina Hingis becomes the youngest
Wimbledon champion since 1887.
Hingis wins three of the four 1997
Grand Slam events.
Quarterback John Elway leads
the Denver Broncos to a 31-24
victory over the Green Bay
Packers in Super Bowl XXXil in
San Diego, January 25, 1998. It is
Elway's first Super Bowl win in
The Florida Marlins are baseball's 1997 World Series
champs and the first team ever to win the Series
without winning its league pennant. The Marlins
defeat the Cleveland Indians in seven games.
i Tiger Woods, 21, becomes
the youngest golfer ever to
win the Masters Tournament.
His 18-under-par score sets
a Masters record. Woods
wins 3 other tournaments
and sets a PGA Tour earnings
record of $2.1 million for
Pittsburgh Penguins' Mario
Lemieux retires in April 1997 after
a spectacular comeback from
Hodgkin's disease and injury.
Lemieux is elected to the Hockey
Hall of Fame in September.
In April 1997, the premier issue of
Sports Illustrated Women hits
the newsstands. The magazine
reflects the explosive growth of
female participation in sports.
Swedish golfing phenomenon
Annilo Sorenstam, 26, tops the
LPGA earnings list in 1997 with a
Professional sports salaries keep
sl^racketing. One of the most
publicized of 1997 is Kevin
Gamett^ $126 million conbBct to
play basketball for the Minnesota
I Mike Tyson bites off part of Evander
Holyfield's ear and is disqualified in
the WBA Heavyweight rematch in June
1997. Tyson is fined nearly $3 million
and his boxing license is revoked.
I Charles Woodson, Michigan's versatile
junior cornerback, becomes the first
primarily defensive player to win the
Heisman Ti-ophy awarded in December.
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I Jeff Gordon, at 26, wins the
1997 NASCAR Winston Cup, his
second Wjnston Cup point title
in three years. Gordon's 1997
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Nagano, J^pan, hosts the 1998
Winter Olympic Games during
February. Three new medal
sports make their Olympic debut:
curling, snowboarding and
women's ice hockey.
I The Chicago Bulls
beat the Utah Jazz
in June 1997 for
their fifth NBA
seven years. Michael
Jordan is chosen
Finals MVP a record
When the college football
season ends, two teams
share the national
championship. Michigan (12-0)
is named No. 1 by the sports
writers' poll, and Nebraska
(13-0) by the coaches' poll.
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Detroit Red Wings captain
Steve Yzerman powers his
team to the 1997 Stanley
Cup championship, its first
in 42 years, by sweeping
the Philadelphia Flyers in
In its debut season, the
WNBA exceeds all league
expectations for success.
The Houston Comets'
championship win rf'
over the New ^yh
York Liberty caps ^i
the 1997 season.
Women officiate in an all-male
professional sports league for
the first time. The pioneers,
Dee Kanter and Violet Palmer,
are referees in the NBA.
Mailt McGwire, of the St Louis
Cardinals, slams 52 homers in
1996 and 58 in 1997. McGwire
becomes only the second player in
baseball history with back-to-back,
50-honie-njn seasons, the other
being Babe Ruth.
Dean Smith, winningest coach in
college basketball histon', retires in
October after 36 seasons at North
Carolina. Sports Illustrated names
him 1997 Sportsman of the Year.
Miss Illinois, Katherine Shindle, is
crowned Miss America 1998. For the
first time in its 77-year history the
pageant allows contestants to wear
two-piece swimsuits in competition.
Beloved actor Jimmy Stewart dies in July at i
Stewart's enduring nice-guy popularity' is
exemplified by It's a Wonderful Life, his 1946
movie that is now an American cultural icon.
I Chelsea CUnton begins her
freshman year at Stanford
University in Palo Alto, California.
Despite security measures, she
reportedly will lead as normal a
college life as possible.
For ttie first time, a computer
beats a world chess champion
when IBM's Deep Blue beats
Russian Garry Kasparov in a
six-game match in May 1997.
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, Roman Catholic nun Mother Teresa of Calcutta
dies September 5 at the age of 87. Revered
for a lifetime of helping the poorest of the
poor, her many honors include the 1979 Nobel
American Jody Williams and the
International Campaign to Ban Land
Mines are awarded the 1997 Nobel
Peace Prize in October. The U.S. and
China refuse to sign an international
treaty that would ban land mines.
Ted Turner, vice chairman of the
Time Warner media empire, pledges
.$1 billion to United Nations programs.
It is the largest single gift in
Former teader of the Soviet Unkm
Mihhaa GoftMcbev Mms a TV
commercial for Pizza Hut He
reportedly cams $1 mMion tor
the appearance, money he plain
to u«e to benefit his Gortiactiev
Singer John Denver dies in Otti
at 53 wiien ttie experimental
', plane he m pMkig crashes into
Caifomia's Monterey Bay.
fM Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York,
appears in ads as a spokesperson
for Weight Watchers International.
She is the former wife of England's